The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has taken up the cause of minors prosecuted under new “sexting” cases—-teens texting naked photographs of themselves and others to their closest friends, who then forward them to everyone. The ACLU filed suit against the district attorney for Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, for “threatening three high school girls with child pornography charges” after classmates’ cell phones were found holding suggestive photos of the girls themselves. Two of the girls appear in white bras; one appears in a towel, with her breasts exposed.
Oh, the children! They’re child porning themselves!
All these girls did was have their photos taken—-they didn’t send them to anyone. Those who did send them are in deep shit with the Wyoming County district attorney, right? Nope. According to the ACLU, “The district attorney has not, however, threatened to charge the individuals who distributed the photos.” The girls, however, are “accomplices to the production of child pornography” because they OK’d the photo session.
Let’s dissect the logic of this for the two seconds that it takes to prove the D.A. to be an unapolagetic sexist.
Let’s see how Wyoming county, Pennsylvania might punish the following law-breakings:
Child molestation: D.A. prosecutes molested child for having childlike body child molester prefers.
Rape: D.A. prosecutes rape victim for allowing vagina to be violated by rapist.
Burglary: D.A. prosecutes homeowner for owning a bunch of nice stuff thieves also want.
A hearing in the case has been set for 1:30 p.m. today in front of Scranton U.S. District Court Judge James Munley.